Rorys story cubesStory cubes are dice with pictures on them.There are 2 different sets of 9 dice: original and actions.The actions set is ideal for teaching sports.The students throw the dice and make sentences.There is an ipad app but no android app as yet.
SongsMake up songs.Use a familiar tune.Get the students to make up songs.Use youtube to find songs in target language.Students will join in and the more able can create their own extra verses.
Task: 5 minutesSearch a song on youtube.com which you could use in your classroom.
PuppetsGet students to use puppets to act out dialogues in TL.Students can create pencil puppets in minutes.
Cluedo activities Qui a vomi?Je pense que cétait dans le jardin sur le bébé. le chienJe crois que la cuisine la table. le chat À mon avis la le salon la tortue chaise. Selon moi la le garage les souris devoirs.Jimagine que le bébé la la télé. chambre
I went to the shop...The old primary school game.In groups.Pupil A starts “I went to the shop and I bought X.”Pupil B continues “I went to the shop and I bought X and Y.”Pupil C continues “I went to the shop and I bought X and Y and Z.”
AudacityResource for recording and changing voices.Great for motivating boys!
Task: 5 minutesRecord yourself on audacity & change your voice.
blabberize.comUpload a picture and a sound file(made with audacity?)
voki.comLike blabberize but with more features.
Crazy talkA program which allows pupils to create 3D living puppets from 2D photos and pictures.Quite expensive but worth the money.
songifyAn app for android and iphone/pad/podRecord speech and it turns it into song.Example
Task: 5 minutesCreate a create a voki, a blabberize or songify something.
Further readingSteve Smiths blog: 50 speaking activitieshttp://bit.ly/WefH1d
From squawk to talk Dominic McGladdery @dominic_mcgdomsmflpage.blogspot.com I aint no hollaback girl!